Pure Storage and AWS Partnering on Container Storage

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The storage company Pure Storage is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud-native storage for application containers. 

Pure Storage and AWS entered a three-year strategic engagement for solution development and enablement programs around Pure’s Portworx line to help enterprises move Kubernetes workloads into production, according to Pure Storage this month.

Their work is intended to deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes storage platform to run data-rich applications at scale.

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed service to run and scale Kubernetes on AWS, without needing to install, operate, and maintain a Kubernetes control plane or nodes. 

As container adoption increases and more applications are being deployed in the enterprise, Pure Storage believes companies want more options to manage stateful and persistent data associated with those applications.

Portworx can bring an integrated solution to customers for Kubernetes applications built by developers: persistent storage, data protection, disaster recovery, data security, cross-region and hybrid data migrations, and automated capacity management.

Portworx Enterprise helps data to behave “like a cloud service.” Users can request storage based on their requirements and let the data management layer “figure out the details.”

Portworx PX-Backup adds enterprise-grade point-and-click backup and recovery for all applications running on Kubernetes, including stateless ones.

As part of its work with AWS, Portworx also announced an Early Access Program for Portworx Backup as-a-Service (BaaS) on AWS

Portworx BaaS on AWS introduces a data protection control plane to accelerate implementation of data and application recovery objectives, delivering speed and simplicity to application owners for safeguarding Kubernetes applications. 

Portworx BaaS is one of “the many” as-a-service offerings the company will deliver to its customers in the future.

The engagement for container storage is the latest step in expanding the relationship between Pure Storage and AWS.

“We are excited by the results we’ve seen from our many joint customers who are using our solutions together today and look forward to being able to accelerate Kubernetes applications for many more as a result of our expanded relationship with AWS,” said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, cloud native business unit, Pure Storage.

Deepak Singh, VP of compute services at AWS, said as more organizations adopt containers and Kubernetes to build and modernize applications, “solutions that accelerate their journey to the cloud create significant value.”  

Singh said AWS’ work with Pure will provide customers with another option for backup and data management on Amazon EKS.

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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